Juror Profile

Mariam Doumbia
I’m honored and proud to be part of the Her Abilities Award jury. It’s a great opportunity to meet other great women who have achieved extraordinary things and who can certainly represent and inspire others women around the globe.
Photo: Mariam Doumbia





Short Biography

Mariam Doumbia is part of the musical duo Amadou & Mariam. She became blind at age 5 as a consequence of untreated measles. 
Known as "the blind couple from Mali", Amadou & Mariam met at Mali's Institute for the Young Blind, where they both performed at the Institute’s Eclipse Orchestra, directed by Idrissa Soumaouro, and found they shared an interest in music.